Assassin’s Creed Valhalla shown off in stunning first trailer

After a hefty livestream yesterday filled with beards and barbarians, Ubisoft revealed that the next Assassin’s Creed will be based around Vikings. The name of the game: Assassins Creed Valhalla.

Now, Ubisoft have released a stunning cinematic trailer that gives us our first glimpse of the world we’ll be exploring once Valhalla launches, as well as some of the characters we’ll be talking to, travelling with, or shanking with a hidden blade.

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After a hefty livestream yesterday filled with beards and barbarians, Ubisoft have revealed that the next Assassin’s Creed would be based around Vikings. The name of the game: Assassins Creed Valhalla.

Now, Ubisoft have released a stunning cinematic trailer that gives us our first glimpse of the world we’ll be exploring once Valhalla launches, as well as some of the characters we’ll be talking to, travelling with, or shanking with a hidden blade.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set in England, during the Viking invasion that took place in the Dark Ages. It was a period in which many Vikings settled in Britain, building settlements, and the game will apparently reflect that idea, giving you a town to care for. The trailer is actually quite assassin light, up until the reveal of the hidden blade, confirming that Eivor, the Viking whose story the trailer follows, is an assassin, and also the main character.

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The trailer also showed King Alfred the Great, potentially casting him in the role of a templar antagonist, as he sends soldiers to kill Eivor and his warband. Some of the more dramatic battle scenes also seem to hint that Conquest Battles from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey could make a reappearance.

On top of this we have confirmation that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be releasing in the holidays of 2020, meaning you won’t have to wait long to get your Viking fix, and that it will also be making its way onto next gens consoles, which makes sense when you consider what we know about the Xbox Series X release date.

Valhalla has reportedly been in development for two and half years, with help from 14 other studios, so we can’t wait to get our hands on the game, and see the fruits of all that labour.

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